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“Had a great time”
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MarQueen Hotel
Ranked #52 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Had a great time”
Reviewed May 4, 2008

My husband and I stayed two nights at the MarQueen Hotel. I found it to be a great hotel. I absolutely loved that it was very old, with tons of character and did not look like a typical hotel room. I found it very quiet, or else no one was in the room above us, as I did not hear any creaking on the wooden floors. Our room was at the back of the hotel, and looked out to another building, which was painted with windows to make it look charming I guess.
We didn't spend a lot of time in our room, as we were out sight seeing most of the time. It is located very close to the Space Needle, Seattle Center and the Monorail.
It wasn't until we were checking out that we found out they provide transportation for the guests (valet parking, the only option, was $20 per day). I guess in that sense the staff wasn't very helpful, and when I wanted to cash a travelers cheque they couldn't help either. Other than that the valet/doorman had the door open for us when he saw us coming up the stairs. The housekeeping staff were very friendly.
We walked a lot, took a Monorail and a bus, so we got around alright.
The weather was great, it didn't rain until the morning we were leaving.
If we ever do go back to Seattle, I would stay here again.

  • Liked — The charm of the building
  • Disliked — No restaurant or elevator
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2008

We arrived at the Marqueen in the early hours after we moved from a noisy hotel downtown. The receptionist was very helpful and friendly and his colleague delivered a well earned bottle of wine promptly to the room.

All of our family and friends were already at the hotel as we were there for a wedding. The location was within easy reach of the Space Needle and many bars and restaurants. We welcomed the use of a kitchen and found the 'little extras' which you could purchase from a basket in the room a nice touch. The staff were always courteous and friendly and turn down service was another nice touch.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Park City, UT
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2008

This place is in a great neighborhood. You can walk and explore and catch the monorail downtown. We had a blast and hope to return again. We highly recommend this hotel for it's location, price, charm, uniqueness and proximity to fun.

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 6, 2008

The combination of early jazz playing, the lighting and decor give a great hipster feel when walking into the main lobby. Tuesday nights they have free wine tasting and there is always a friendly person at the front counter.

The rooms have a feel of a small flat rather than a hotel room. The close proximity to the bustling lower-Queen Anne neighborhood also contributes to a feel of an apartment rather than a modern, insulated and detached hotel room. Clearly these can also be seen as negatives but for those who enjoy feeling like they are "right there" in a local scene, those folks should enjoy the MarQueen. The amenities like a full refrigerator, a microwave, dishes and a kitchen sink only add to the flexibility of one's stay.

There are many local eateries around the corner as well as a large grocery store and banks close by. A main bus stop is just one block away and a short 10 minute ride will get you to the heart of downtown.

Our experience with the MarQueen staff was that the doorman was extremely attentive and the rest of the staff very cordial. As you will note from the other reviews here, there isn't an elevator in this hotel and those that have a physical disability or simply don't want to walk stairs, well, you might want to look elsewhere.

I would definitely stay at the MarQueen again.

  • Liked — Location and Homey Feel.
  • Disliked — The bed sheets didn't stay in place and the T.V. is inconveniently located.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Detroit
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2008

We spent a romantic weekend in Seattle the weekend before Christmas and stayed here. We absolutely loved it!!!

Cons: Tricky to find if you are not used to Seattle. There is no restaurant physically inside the hotel. You have to go outside and around the back to the restaurant they use. There is no guest parking. Common problem in Seattle though. You have to pay to park and since the hotel itself only allows Valet, you might have to pay to park in a lot up the way a bit.

Pros: It is an old hotel so it has a lot of old charm. The room we had was absolutely wonderful! It was HUGE!!!! Hard wood floors, had a nice bathroom with cool old style tub. A little sitting room for breakfast with a full size fridge, stove, dishes, etc...there is also a little sitting area (think small living room) with a couch and two chairs and a table. The bed was very comfy. There are plenty of things to do right outside of the hotel. Nice restaurants, friendly neighborhood pubs, shopping. It was clean, it was cozy and we loved it. It's only a few minutes in a cab from the Space Needle and the Warf. If you are brave enough to get out and walk in the weather it's only about 15 minutes walk down to the Warf. The staff are super friendly and more than willing to help you find your way around the city. The restaurant that they use for guests does do room service, but again, you have to go outside. Oh, and in the room, there is a coat/linen closet. Now, it didn't bother us, but some people might find it odd. When you open the door, you see two cozy robes, towels, pillows, and then you will notice that it's actually the hot water heater "room". It's quite large but dark. I wouldn't recommend letting kids play in there! I think the building itself was at one time an apartment building and that explained some of the "funky" things you see in the rooms and building.

I highly recommend trying it if you like quirky, old style buildings. It's a lot of fun.

  • Liked — The size of the room and the coziness.
  • Disliked — No restaurant inside the hotel and NO ELEVATOR.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank anonymous666
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Spokane, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2007

I booked my stay at the MarQueen Hotel in Seattle, WA with the assistance of TripAdvisor and via Expedia. This was a first in every catagory. I depended on the reviews in making my hotel selection. It is with this in mind that I write my review today. We had a fabulous 3 day stay at the MarQueen. We have decided to return yearly as a new family tradition. Checking in was easy. The front desk clerks were friendly and knowledgeable of the hotel and area surroundings. The rooms were large and immaculate. For fun, I even did the white glove test and didn't find a bit of dust. The hotel has been well renovated with attention to every detail. The kitchen and bathroom space was very quaint and efficient. It was a nice change from the typical hotel chains. You couldn't ask for a better location to all the Seattle attractions. It took my family 35 mins to walk to Pike Place Market. Great morning exercise. Loaded with shopping bags, we took the Number 18 Bus back, which dropped us off at the hotel, 8-10 minutes later. I look forward to our visit next December. We'll need two rooms as more family members plan on coming.

  • Liked — Neat Renovation, cleaniness and location
  • Disliked — Treadmill was a bit out dated.
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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Miami FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2007

The room was very spacious, and had a charming, vintage feel. There was no elevator, which we didn't realize when we booked, so it was kind of a drag climbing the stairs with bags, but the exercise was good for us! There's a very good (and sometimes busy) coffee shop next door, accessible through the lobby, which was a nice convenience. I liked the area very much, kind of off the main tourist track, with some cute restaurants and shops nearby.

Drawbacks were lack of onsite parking--we had to wait for the valet to retrieve the car each time we needed it--and no wi-fi--it took one of the staff many trips to figure out how to connect our laptop to the internet with the ethernet cable they supplied.

Overall, I liked the Marqueen, and would recommend it for someone who likes something different and a bit funky.

  • Liked — Charming decor
  • Disliked — lack of parking and wifi
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with family
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Property: MarQueen Hotel
Address: 600 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-4012
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #52 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MarQueen Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located on Queen Anne's main street, and just a short distance to downtown Seattle, the MarQueen Hotel is in the center of a vibrant neighborhood close to local tourist attractions. Enjoy some of Seattle's most popular restaurants, nightlife, boutique shops, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, and Space Needle, right outside our doors. ... more   less 
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